Emirates Airline has announced that it will resume flights to Nigeria on September 7 with the Murtala Mohammed Lagos airport.
The airline, in a statement on Saturday, said its first flight to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on September 9.
Emirates said flights to both Lagos and Abuja takes its African network to 13 destinations, as it works to help its customers travel safely and confidently.
“Flights to Lagos will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights to and from Abuja will operate as a daily service,” the statement read.
“Passengers travelling from both cities in Nigeria to the Americas, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific can enjoy safe and convenient connections via Dubai, and customers can stopover or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.”
The airline disclosed that the COVID-19 PCR test is mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
It said UAE citizens, residents and tourists, “irrespective of the country they are coming from” must also take a COVID-19 PCR test.
Emirates reiterated that it will cover COVID-19 related medical expenses free of charge for customers in case anyone is diagnosed with the virus during their travel.
“This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until October 31, 2020, (first flight to be completed on or before October 31, 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.
“This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination.”
The airline also said it has implemented measures for the safety of its customers, which includes the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to all customers.
International flights resumed in Nigeria on Saturday, September 5.
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